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    STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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    • TSB #TSB-031

      NHTSA ID #10037660

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: PROCEDURE TO ADJUST THE FRONT TOE SETTINGS ON AN OFF-CENTER STEERING WHEEL. *RM

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    SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT

    • TSB #TSB-034

      NHTSA ID #10042592

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES THAT MAY BE SENSITIVE TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND EXHIBIT DRIFTING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR OF CONDITION. *PE

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    SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

    • TSB #TSB-040

      NHTSA ID #10053728

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.

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    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #TSB-040

      NHTSA ID #10053728

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-083

      NHTSA ID #10041635

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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    • TSB #TSB-096

      NHTSA ID #10038959

      • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: 2011 OPTIMA. THERE IS A SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND A TROUBLE CODE STORED DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

    • TSB #TSB-025

      NHTSA ID #10053708

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #TSB-019

      NHTSA ID #10042552

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE COOLING FAN RESISTOR WHICH MAY CRACK, ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSB-083

      NHTSA ID #10041635

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #TSB-020

      NHTSA ID #10042604

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED ON SOME VEHICLES RELATING TO THE AN INCORRECTLY FUNCTIONING NVLD (NATURAL VACUUM LEAKAGE DETECTION) PRESSURE SENSOR ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE MIL TO BE ON. *PE

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-105

      NHTSA ID #10042594

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED FOR SOME VEHICLES ON UPGRADE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE FOR DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. *PE

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    • TSB #PS172

      NHTSA ID #10037528

      • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: ON SOME 2011 OPTIMA MODELS THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT MAY BE ON WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. PROBLEM IS WITH THE WASTEGATE ACTUATOR. *RM UPDATED 12/20/11. *PE

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #TSB-024

      NHTSA ID #10042557

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE 12V AUXILIARY BATTERY POSITIVE (+) AND NEGATIVE (-) CABLE TERMINAL ON OPTIMA HYBRID VEHICLES. *PE

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    • TSB #TSB-015

      NHTSA ID #10041265

      • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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    • TSB #TSB-025

      NHTSA ID #10053708

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS

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    • TSB #TSB-105

      NHTSA ID #10042594

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED FOR SOME VEHICLES ON UPGRADE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE FOR DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. *PE

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    • TSB #BOD-077

      NHTSA ID #10051574

      • Date Announced: MAY 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA (TF) SMART KEY UNIT UPDATE: CHANGE OF BCM AND SMK SOFTWARE (SA080). VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CURRENT DRAW/NO START OR BEEPING CONDITION. *JS

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    • TSB #TSB-096

      NHTSA ID #10038959

      • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: 2011 OPTIMA. THERE IS A SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND A TROUBLE CODE STORED DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #TT020

      NHTSA ID #10060655

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #TSB-039

      NHTSA ID #10047999

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: BULLETIN IS PROVIDING CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF WHEN BOLT HOLES OF REAR UPPER ARM ARE NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH SUBFRAME, AND BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE. MODEL 2011-2013 OPTIMA. *PE

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    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

    • TSB #TSB-088

      NHTSA ID #10037633

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: THERE COULD BE A NOISE OPERATION AND UNSATISFACTORY PEDAL FEEL WHICH IS CAUSED BY THE RETURN SPRING IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. 2011 OPTIMA. *RM

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    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS

    • TSB #TSB-088

      NHTSA ID #10037633

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: THERE COULD BE A NOISE OPERATION AND UNSATISFACTORY PEDAL FEEL WHICH IS CAUSED BY THE RETURN SPRING IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. 2011 OPTIMA. *RM

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    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

      NHTSA ID #10080084

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT

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    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TT060

      NHTSA ID #10060214

      • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS274

      NHTSA ID #10060314

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #097

      NHTSA ID #10060299

      • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS235

      NHTSA ID #10060228

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS226

      NHTSA ID #10060219

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSB-039

      NHTSA ID #10047999

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: BULLETIN IS PROVIDING CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF WHEN BOLT HOLES OF REAR UPPER ARM ARE NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH SUBFRAME, AND BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE. MODEL 2011-2013 OPTIMA. *PE

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    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TT060

      NHTSA ID #10060214

      • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10042560

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: PROCEDURE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED REGARDING THE IMPROVED VERSION OF THE HPCU (HYBRID POWER CONTROL UNIT) INPUT CONNECTOR AND A/C OUTPUT CONNECTOR WHICH IS BEING REPLACED ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE

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    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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    • TSB #TT017

      NHTSA ID #10060653

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TT020

      NHTSA ID #10060655

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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